Sunday, July 22, 2007

The mother load!

Twice a year I spend ALOT of money on beading supplies. This year was certainly no exception . Our little town host an Intergalactic Bead and Jewelry show So once again, I put on a comfy pair of shoes and headed out to wonder the show with the masses.

I HATE crowds and hate pushy people...both of which are in abundance at the show...everyone wants to look at the pretties :)I did finally manage to worm my way in between some ladies and hit the mother load of labradorite! I bought 8 strands of the lovely bluish gray jem!! Yep 8! My one splurge of the day was a strand of Grade A Citrine faceted briolettes.

This is a pic of my labradorite...I also got some rondelles in various just never know when you're gonna need some labradorite!

I also hit another stand on my way out. They had lots of chains and DRILLED beach glass! I was so thrilled, I bought up most of what they had left! It's so hard to find it already drilled and I'm not gonna do it myself! I have just started a new line called "Tears of A Mermaid" where I incorporate beach glass in my designs. I think it will do really well...least I'm hopeful it will do well! This is my haul from that shop...

And lastly..our local bead store was having a sale!! 25% off all beads,50% off some silver and 10% off all findings...Had to head over there (after getting my copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)

I have lots of things planned for all this stuff. Most importantly to make a few pretties for a special lady in need of some help to fight breast cancer. For more info, please see the link at the side for Pink Purl .There is going to be an auction held and if anyone would like to donate some hand crafted items, it would be greatly appreciated!!!! Either contact myself or Pink Purl if you would like to help out!Purl's post is entitled "Will you help with a gift for life?"

Until next time~ Happy Beading!!


The Therapist! said...

WOW! You sure did hit the mother load. Are you going to be able to buy groceries this week? :)

The Therapist! said...

WOW! You sure did hit the mother load. Are you going to be able to buy groceries this week? :)

Tracy said...

OMG!! You hit the big time at that bead show!! You snagged some fantastic finds--just beautiful things! Can't wait to see what you make with it all. Thank you so much for mentioning the auction here, for helping to spread the word--your are precious! We need all the helping hands we can get! ((HUGS))

Yazmin said...

Hey! You made out!

We have an IBS here as well. I've found that I'm liking the selection at my local stores less and less, so I can't wait for the show to get some seriously fantastic gems. :)

Lissa said...

Oh Yazmin! Take some serious cash! Or a credit card! I could have bought way more if I hadn't of made myself leave! They had some great deals!